Languages and the way we think: an awesome Berkeley lecture

Why is it hard to say “I love you ” in Chinese? People greeting other people by asking which direction they’re headed? Does personality change with language?

I was fortunate enough to have attended this lecture in Berkeley a few years ago. In this video some of my favorite speakers Maxine Hong Kingston (writer!) and Lera Boroditsky (cogsci researcher!) talk about these and other fascinating questions involving languages.

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2 comments

  1. Lucia · June 13, 2014

    Such an interesting topic, thanks for posting this!

    • Nika · June 13, 2014

      Thanks Lucia, enjoy! I was practically drooling over this.

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